London, South Kensington
15 March 2005
A joined hanging of brocaded linen, the lateral borders with a red and blue striped ground, woven in coloured wools with with delicate blue, red and pink carnation sprays, the central panel of plain linen sprigged with blue and red flowers--106 x 97in. (270 x 246cm.), losses to one corner, torn, some wear; a quilted linen valence panel woven in coloured wools with stylised flowers--28 x 53in. (71 x 134cm.); and two smaller similar fragments, probably French, 18th century
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